2013-2014 Speakers


Neal Barnard, M.D.


Clinical Researcher, Author, and Health Advocate

September 13, 2013
7 p.m.
Tilson Auditorium


Transform the way you think about food with Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D., author of the “21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart,” who will discuss the art and science of losing weight at Indiana State University’s Speaker Series on Sept. 13, 2013, at 7 p.m., in Tilson Auditorium.

For more than a decade, Barnard’s work has been on the forefront of diet and health in the United States. His research has influenced dietary interventions for diabetes and the effects of diet and weight loss specifically for women. His most recent book, “Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory,” shows readers how food can optimize brain function and even dramatically reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

"Simple changes to your diet and exercise can help you be at your best when you're young and help prevent memory problems when you're older. ‘Power Foods for the Brain’ shows you how, step by step. This is an immensely practical and important book,” said Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute, in an editorial review of Barnard’s book.

Barnard earned his M.D. from the George Washington University School of Medicine and is the founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Renowned for his expertise on diet and nutrition, Barnard appeared in the 2011 documentary “Forks Over Knives” and the 2004 documentary “Super Size Me.” He advocates for healthier school lunches, vegetarian and vegan diets and foods with a low glycemic index. He has published his research on these topics and more in several academic journals, including “Diabetes Care,” the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”, “Lancet Oncology” and the “American Journal of Cardiology.” Currently, Barnard is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, a life member of the American Medical Association and a member of the American Diabetes Association.

Barnard will enlighten audiences by explaining how we truly are what we eat – on many levels. This event is free and open to the public.

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